Work Environment in the Information Age

What is the Information Age?

This Informational age is also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age or the new media age. It is the event in human history characterised by the shift from the traditional way to industrialisation that the revolution brought to an economy based on information. The onset of the Informational age is due to the digital revolution just as the industrial revolution started because of the industrial age.

The Information Age is frame by exploiting PC micro miniaturization propels. This advancement of innovation in day-to-day existence and social association has prompted the way the modernization of data and correspondence processes has turned into the main impetus of social development.

The Information Age has impacted the labour force in more than one way. It has cause a circumstance in which labourers who perform effectively robotized errands are compelle to find work that isn’t effortlessly computerize. Labourers are likewise being compelle to contend in a worldwide work market. Finally, labourers are being supplante by PCs that can take care of their responsibilities quicker and all the more actually. This postures issues for labourers in modern social orders, are still to be settle. Nonetheless, arrangements that include bringing down the functioning time are normally exceptionally stood up to.

Labourers in non-industrial nations enjoy a serious benefit that converts into expanded open doors and higher wages. The full effect on the labour force in agricultural nations is complicated and has drawbacks.

The earlier working Environment looks like this –

Earlier in the 70s and 80s, the work environment is in the form of a hierarchical pattern. The Ceo or Director is in the highest position. And later down the second position, there are managers managing different employees under them in the third as the last position. All the company work orders are being deliver from higher authority to lower team members. The work condition is not so flexible due to such a controlled pattern.

Thus, earlier employees used to stay for years until they retire in the same company. Staying in the same company for a longer duration makes you grow in the company to higher positions. Because these act of staying in the same company denotes the value of dedication, trust and passion of the employee for that particular company. Thus the employee can influence many people under him and also can influence the people above him. He/She gets the chance to grow economically and socially. 

Today’s Informational Age

But in the Informational Age or we can call this age the Digital Age. This age is technology savvy. Most teenagers can know how to socially connect worldwide for any kind of skills and gain experience. We have social media like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter etc and many more. There are more emerging online co-spaces for work culture and applications. Such applications have usage in companies. These applications help all the higher and lower stages team players to work at the same level.

Today’s work culture doesn’t get effect due to the non-hierarchical pattern of work. Everyone works in a bubble pattern and any member get connects to any other member of the office. There is much more flexibility in work in this work culture. No stress from higher authorities and doesn’t provide controlled culture as we have seen in earlier ages. You as an employee can leave the company for any reason or by your own choice. You won’t get regards as untrustworthy. 

In the Informational age, you can have various money-making digital choices. Like you can do contract-based work, freelancing work from your own space. Also, you can do part-time based work or else full-time regular work. You can do meetings and appointments virtually. Thus it reduces the company’s core team spaces and size. Thus it helps today’s informational work culture to minimise extra costs which were use to happen in the 80s work culture. 

About Outsourcing

Nowadays many international companies get the value of how minimising physical work culture can actually lead to higher profits. So they are promoting high outsourcing work for work-from-home employees and also a hybrid model of work culture. Because they know employees’ convenience leads to a company’s success.

Thus new work culture’s employees can switch companies frequently as per their skills and demands of higher packages. As of now, every company has there own internal social media like LinkedIn. Such media help every team member to flexibly switch from team A group to Team B as per the required needs. This is how good the Informational or Digital age made the Work culture more real and stressfree. Today not just technical skills are important but non-technical skills too. We know that non-technical skills like EQ, IQ and empathy should also be developed by today’s working employees. So if you are focusing to conquer the corporate world just being the Geek person then its’ not working either. 


So now it is valid that, all the universities gradually started focusing on soft skills too along with technical skills. Because it will enable you to communicate and connect easily with different work teams in the company. Thus you can move from team to team as per your work preference. Thus you won’t get bore and tire of working in a flexible atmosphere. 

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